Reply To: Oregano Essential Oil

  • theholisticgoat

    October 8, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Oregano essential oil may target harmful bacteria while supporting healthy bacteria in the gut.

    Oregano may target potentially pathogenic species without affecting the microbiome at large, which helps promote a healthy microbial diversity in the gut.* In an in vitro study, researchers tested oil of oregano on standardized cultures of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Streptococcus pyogenes. Oil of oregano was extremely effective with all three strains. The same study then assessed the effect of oil of oregano supplements for minor infections in patients with metabolic syndrome. There was a lower number of infections at the end of the follow-up period compared to the baseline. The patients also experienced a reduction of gastrointestinal symptoms post-treatment. The researchers postulated this was due to oregano not affecting the commensal species in the gut microbiota.”